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Life Issues® Institute

Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!

Every Life is A Blessing

  • Monday, April 14, 2014

My friend Lisa's son, Zachary just celebrated his 18th birthday . . . though he doesn't know it.

Zachary has a rare form of epilepsy which includes grand mal seizures, autistic tendencies and severe developmental challenges. He will likely not progress beyond the mental abilities of a toddler.

While I watch my 18 year old son prepare for high school graduation, fill out job applications and enroll in college in the fall, Lisa is immersed in the paperwork of setting up Zach's conservatorship and SSI Disability.

Lisa carries a huge responsibility on her shoulders taking care of Zach -- from the ...

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Proof of Life

  • Monday, March 24, 2014

Mattes and TadasWhile I don't travel extensively, there was a recent article in the LA Times travel section which caught my attention -- it was about how to keep your possessions safe at a hotel.

Yes, the travel expert noted, there are the hotel safes for storing laptops, cameras, etc., but many hotels say they aren't responsible for items left in rooms.  There's the front desk safe but those aren't always practical (or indeed, "safe").

While the best way, the author notes, to keep your possessions safe is to not take anything of value with you to hotels, he ...

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It's All About Saving Lives

  • Monday, February 10, 2014

The US abortion rate has dropped to its lowest level since 1973.

"The lower number of abortions means pro-life efforts of education, legislation & electing candidates is working. Together we can do this!" Brad Mattes, host of "Life Issues®" and CEO of the Life Issues® Institute.

While many pro-life laws have passed in the last three years, the Life Issues® Institute has long held the belief that pro-life education is the foundation on which legislative and political victories are built. 

Brad shares in a recent email update that their approach is focused on three areas: sharing information about pregnancy and fetal ...

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The Value of Each and Every Life

  • Monday, January 6, 2014

I'd like to say that very little has changed in three decades since my friends and I have known one another.

While enjoying our annual "mini-reunion," though, as I looked and listened to my three friends from high school, there was no denying the wrinkles and yes, the extra pounds.

As we reflected on the reality of moving closer to that big 50th milestone, I couldn't help but realize that beyond the physical changes, we've grown further apart on how we look at life.

One friend shared about her aging mother who has early signs of ...

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God's Precious Gift of Life

  • Monday, December 9, 2013

Our church is busy getting ready for our annual Living Nativity - complete with a choir, shepherds and a manger scene.   We welcome this traditional community outreach as it provides a timely way to share with non-believers about the birth of a single child who changed the world forever.

Christmas is a time to renew our appreciation for the value of human life- life so precious to God that He sent His only Son to live (and die) for us. And just one month after we celebrate our Savior's birth, pro-lifers nationwide will mark the annual anniversary when our country ...

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National Adoption Awareness Month

  • Monday, November 11, 2013

"Can anything be more promising than the miracle of life in so much destruction?" A reader's post in response to the birth of the "miracle" baby born in the Philippine typhoon rubble.

The girl was born Monday in a destroyed airport compound that was turned into a makeshift medical centre, with her bed a piece of dirty plywood resting amid dirt, broken glass, twisted metal, nails and other debris.

The birth of Bea Joy in the midst of such tragedy is undeniably a miracle story.

November marks National Adoption Awareness month and on this week's "Life Issues®" programs ...

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